Master of Information Technology

2021 course information for Domestic Students
2021 course information for International Students

updated 8:11 PM on Fri, 16 April

Domestic snapshot

International snapshot

IELTS
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Duration
2 years full-time; 4 years part-time
2 years full-time
Location
Gold Coast
Gold Coast, Melbourne, Perth, Sydney
Start date
March, July, November
February, June, October
Course code
1209150
Course abbreviation
MIT
Credit points
192
Equivalent units
16
CRICOS
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Fees
Fee paying
Fees
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Please note, some locations may not have all intake periods available. See the full availability details for further information.

Course overview

Whether it’s biometric recognition, digital health monitoring or connectivity to the Internet of Things, technology is shaping how we live at an unprecedented and increasing speed.

If you want to be part of this transformation, the Master of Information Technology (MIT) places you at the cutting edge. You'll experience innovative learning with industry-led projects at the University’s Digital Enterprise Lab, which might include digital health, digital tourism and smart cities. You will master cutting-edge technologies in artificial intelligence, virtual/augmented reality and the Internet of Things with advanced coursework and real-world applications.

The course is designed for both IT and non-IT professionals. Together with core units in data science, cyber security, software development and user experience, you have the option to tailor your studies with advanced specialist units. 

As a graduate you are well-prepared for senior and leadership roles in all manner of businesses and organisations, from both the private and public sector. 

Whether it’s biometric recognition, digital health monitoring or connectivity to the Internet of Things, technology is shaping how we live at an unprecedented and increasing speed.

If you want to be part of this transformation, the Master of Information Technology (MIT) places you at the cutting edge. You'll experience innovative learning with industry-led projects at the University’s Digital Enterprise Lab, which might include digital health, digital tourism and smart cities. You will master cutting-edge technologies in artificial intelligence, virtual/augmented reality and the Internet of Things with advanced coursework and real-world applications.

The course is designed for both IT and non-IT professionals. Together with core units in data science, cyber security, software development and user experience, you have the option to tailor your studies with advanced specialist units. 

As a graduate you are well-prepared for senior and leadership roles in all manner of businesses and organisations, from both the private and public sector. 

Current Southern Cross students – to access your official course details for the year you started your degree, please visit the handbook.

Entry requirements

See the University’s Rules Relating to Awards, in conjunction with the Specific Award Rules listed below.

An applicant for admission to the Master of Information Technology must have:

  1. Completed a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in a related discipline; or
  2. Completed a Bachelor’s degree in any discipline from a recognised Australian tertiary institution, with at least a 55% (Pass) average; or
  3. Equivalent professional experience.

Language requirements

English language requirements apply to International applicants and other applicants whose previous study was undertaken in a language other than English. The minimum English language requirements for such applicants for entry to this course are as follows

CategoryScore
Overall6.5
Listeningminimum 6.0
Speakingminimum 6.0
Readingminimum 6.0
Writingminimum 6.0

About the course

Data science, cyber security, software development, user experience. Specialist units include: advanced cyber security, big data analysis, computational intelligence and machine learning, computer forensics, internet engineering, pervasive and immersive user experience, programming for the internet of things, mobile and cloud systems.

Domestic students

LocationSession
Gold Coast1, 2, 3

International students

LocationSessionAnnual FeesCRICOS
Gold Coast1, 2, 3$29,200 ($3,650 per unit)097605B
Melbourne1, 2, 3$32,400 ($4,050 per unit)0101721
Perth1, 2, 3$32,400 ($4,050 per unit)0101721
Sydney1, 2, 3$32,400 ($4,050 per unit)0101721
 Notice

Tuition fees are in Australian dollars, and are subject to change, including annual increases over the duration of a course. Annual tuition fee is based on completing 8 units per year. In addition students are required to pay OSHC for the duration of their visa in advance. Non-tuition fee covers textbooks, stationery and excursions.

How to apply

Where and when do you want to study?

Applications for this course are made directly to Southern Cross University via our online application service.

Australian/Domestic students

International students studying in Australia

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Why choose SCU?

Excellence in research

Outstanding ratings of 'at world standard' or above in 23 research fields.

Excellence in Research Australia (ERA) 2018

Top 200 Young Universities

Only 25 years young and ranked in the top 200 universities in the world.

Times Higher Education Young University Rankings 2020

Outstanding student support

5-Star Student Support across undergraduate and postgraduate studies

Good Universities Guide 2021

Learning outcomes

Course Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a course. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes.

Course Learning Outcome

Critically evaluate, analyse and synthesise a complex issue or theory from an information technology area to arrive at a conclusion or decision.

Design, implement and recommend effective Information and Communications Technology (ICT) solutions to complex business problems.

Demonstrate deep understanding of, and strong commitment towards, best practices for sustainability and ethical issues related to ICT business and professional practices.

Demonstrate an advanced and integrated understanding of a body of knowledge in the area of Information and Communication Technology.

Demonstrate intellectual independence, personal judgement and the ability to apply self-learning strategies.

Apply expert communication, collaboration, and social skills to engage with a diverse range of stakeholders.

Demonstrate a critical understanding of complex social responsibility and cultural issues related with ICT business and professional practices.


Teaching methods

On-campus students experience a variety of teaching approaches including lectures, tutorials, online activities and video-linked or podcast virtual classes. The method of teaching may vary from unit to unit.

Our online study option is highly interactive and strives to promote collaboration and a sense of community. Students may receive a combination of podcast or video-linked lectures, electronic study materials, workshops, online discussion forums and virtual classes. The method of teaching may vary from unit to unit.

Career opportunities

Graduates will be prepared for a variety of roles with advanced expertise in cyber security, software engineering, user experience and data science. 

Ask a question

Domestic future
students

Call 1800 626 481 during business hours.

International future
students

Call +61 2 6620 3876 during business hours.

Current
students

Email: enquiry@scu.edu.au
Call 1800 005 687 during business hours.


Course requirements

To be eligible to receive the Master of Information Technology students must complete 16 core units (192 credit points), comprising:


Course structure


Schedule of units

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Core Units

COMP5001 -  Computer Networks
ISYS5003 -  Principles of User Experience Design
PROG5001 -  Fundamentals of Programming
ISYS5005 -  Designing Information Systems
BUSN6004 -  Managing Information Systems
PROJ5001 -  Project Management
MGMT5002 -  Organisational Behaviour
BUSN7003 -  Industry Research Project Note 1

Specialisations

Elective Units



Course progressions

Students should use course progression information to select units specific to their course and enrol in these units using My Enrolment

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Full program

Year 1, Session 1

COMP5001 -  Computer Networks
ISYS5005 -  Designing Information Systems
MGMT5002 -  Organisational Behaviour

Year 1, Session 2

PROG5001 -  Fundamentals of Programming
DATA6002 -  Data Management Systems
ISYS6006 -  Internet Engineering

Year 1, Session 3

PROJ5001 -  Project Management
COMP6001 -  Computational Intelligence and Machine Learning

Year 2, Session 1

BUSN6004 -  Managing Information Systems
COMP6004 -  Big Data Analysis and Tools
Choose a unit from the offered elective units OR a unit from the other specialisations:

Year 2, Session 2

ISYS5003 -  Principles of User Experience Design
COMP6006 -  Expert and Intelligent Systems and Applications
Choose a unit from the offered elective units OR a unit from the other specialisations:

Year 2, Session 3

BUSN7003 -  Industry Research Project Note 1

Accelerated program with advanced standings

Year 1, Session 1

DATA6002 -  Data Management Systems
COMP6001 -  Computational Intelligence and Machine Learning
ISYS6006 -  Internet Engineering

Year 1, Session 2

COMP6004 -  Big Data Analysis and Tools
COMP6006 -  Expert and Intelligent Systems and Applications
Choose a unit from the offered elective units OR a unit from the other specialisations:

Year 1, Session 3

PROJ5001 -  Project Management
MGMT5002 -  Organisational Behaviour

Year 2, Session 1

BUSN6004 -  Managing Information Systems
Choose a unit from the offered elective units OR a unit from the other specialisations:

Year 2, Session 2

BUSN7003 -  Industry Research Project

TitleNote

Full program

Year 1, Session 1

ISYS5003 -  Principles of User Experience Design
PROG5001 -  Fundamentals of Programming
ISYS5005 -  Designing Information Systems

Year 1, Session 2

COMP5001 -  Computer Networks
ISYS6001 -  Pervasive and Immersive User Experience
PROG6001 -  Managing Software Development Projects

Year 1, Session 3

PROJ5001 -  Project Management
ISYS6008 -  IT Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Year 2, Session 1

MGMT5002 -  Organisational Behaviour
PROG6002 -  Programming Internet of Things
Choose a unit from the offered elective units OR a unit from the other specialisations:

Year 2, Session 2

PROG6003 -  Programming Mobile and Cloud Systems
Choose a unit from the offered elective units OR a unit from the other specialisations:

Year 2, Session 3

BUSN6004 -  Managing Information Systems
BUSN7003 -  Industry Research Project Note 1

Accelerated program with advanced standings

Year 1, Session 1

ISYS6001 -  Pervasive and Immersive User Experience
PROG6001 -  Managing Software Development Projects
ISYS6008 -  IT Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Year 1, Session 2

PROG6003 -  Programming Mobile and Cloud Systems
PROG6002 -  Programming Internet of Things
Choose a unit from the offered elective units OR a unit from the other specialisations:

Year 1, Session 3

PROJ5001 -  Project Management
MGMT5002 -  Organisational Behaviour

Year 2, Session 1

BUSN6004 -  Managing Information Systems
Choose a unit from the offered elective units OR a unit from the other specialisations:

Year 2, Session 2

BUSN7003 -  Industry Research Project

TitleNote

Full program

Year 1, Session 1

ISYS5003 -  Principles of User Experience Design
PROG5001 -  Fundamentals of Programming
ISYS5005 -  Designing Information Systems

Year 1, Session 2

COMP5001 -  Computer Networks
ISYS6001 -  Pervasive and Immersive User Experience
PROG6001 -  Managing Software Development Projects

Year 1, Session 3

PROJ5001 -  Project Management
ISYS6008 -  IT Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Year 2, Session 1

MGMT5002 -  Organisational Behaviour
COMP6003 -  Contemporary Multimedia Resources
Choose a unit from the offered elective units OR a unit from the other specialisations:

Year 2, Session 2

ISYS6003 -  Developing Immersive Interaction
Choose a unit from the offered elective units OR a unit from the other specialisations:

Year 2, Session 3

BUSN6004 -  Managing Information Systems
BUSN7003 -  Industry Research Project Note 1

Accelerated program with advanced standings

Year 1, Session 1

ISYS6001 -  Pervasive and Immersive User Experience
PROG6001 -  Managing Software Development Projects
ISYS6008 -  IT Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Year 1, Session 2

COMP6003 -  Contemporary Multimedia Resources
ISYS6003 -  Developing Immersive Interaction
Choose a unit from the offered elective units OR a unit from the other specialisations:

Year 1, Session 3

PROJ5001 -  Project Management
MGMT5002 -  Organisational Behaviour

Year 2, Session 1

BUSN6004 -  Managing Information Systems
Choose a unit from the offered elective units OR a unit from the other specialisations:

Year 2, Session 2

BUSN7003 -  Industry Research Project

TitleNote

Full program

Year 1, Session 2

COMP5001 -  Computer Networks
ISYS5003 -  Principles of User Experience Design
ISYS5005 -  Designing Information Systems

Year 1, Session 3

PROG5001 -  Fundamentals of Programming
DATA6002 -  Data Management Systems

Year 2, Session 1

MGMT5002 -  Organisational Behaviour
COMP6001 -  Computational Intelligence and Machine Learning
ISYS6006 -  Internet Engineering

Year 2, Session 2

ISYS6002 -  Advanced Cybersecurity
PROJ5001 -  Project Management
Choose a unit from the offered elective units OR a unit from the other specialisations:

Year 2, Session 3

ISYS6004 -  Computer Forensics
Choose a unit from the offered elective units OR a unit from the other specialisations:

Year 3, Session 1

BUSN6004 -  Managing Information Systems
BUSN7003 -  Industry Research Project Note 1

Accelerated program with advanced standings

Year 1, Session 2

DATA6002 -  Data Management Systems
COMP6001 -  Computational Intelligence and Machine Learning
ISYS6006 -  Internet Engineering

Year 1, Session 3

PROJ5001 -  Project Management
MGMT5002 -  Organisational Behaviour

Year 2, Session 1

ISYS6002 -  Advanced Cybersecurity
ISYS6004 -  Computer Forensics
Choose a unit from the offered elective units OR a unit from the other specialisations:

Year 2, Session 2

BUSN7003 -  Industry Research Project

Year 2, Session 3

BUSN6004 -  Managing Information Systems
Choose a unit from the offered elective units OR a unit from the other specialisations:

TitleNote

Full program

Year 1, Session 2

COMP5001 -  Computer Networks
ISYS5003 -  Principles of User Experience Design
ISYS5005 -  Designing Information Systems

Year 1, Session 3

PROG5001 -  Fundamentals of Programming
DATA6002 -  Data Management Systems

Year 2, Session 1

MGMT5002 -  Organisational Behaviour
COMP6001 -  Computational Intelligence and Machine Learning
ISYS6006 -  Internet Engineering

Year 2, Session 2

COMP6004 -  Big Data Analysis and Tools
PROJ5001 -  Project Management
Choose a unit from the offered elective units OR a unit from the other specialisations:

Year 2, Session 3

COMP6006 -  Expert and Intelligent Systems and Applications
Choose a unit from the offered elective units OR a unit from the other specialisations:

Year 3, Session 1

BUSN6004 -  Managing Information Systems
BUSN7003 -  Industry Research Project Note 1

Accelerated program with advanced standings

Year 1, Session 2

DATA6002 -  Data Management Systems
COMP6001 -  Computational Intelligence and Machine Learning
ISYS6006 -  Internet Engineering

Year 1, Session 3

PROJ5001 -  Project Management
MGMT5002 -  Organisational Behaviour

Year 2, Session 1

COMP6004 -  Big Data Analysis and Tools
COMP6006 -  Expert and Intelligent Systems and Applications
Choose a unit from the offered elective units OR a unit from the other specialisations:

Year 2, Session 2

BUSN7003 -  Industry Research Project

Year 2, Session 3

BUSN6004 -  Managing Information Systems
Choose a unit from the offered elective units OR a unit from the other specialisations:

TitleNote

Full program

Year 1, Session 2

ISYS5003 -  Principles of User Experience Design
PROG5001 -  Fundamentals of Programming
ISYS5005 -  Designing Information Systems

Year 1, Session 3

COMP5001 -  Computer Networks
ISYS6001 -  Pervasive and Immersive User Experience

Year 2, Session 1

MGMT5002 -  Organisational Behaviour
PROG6001 -  Managing Software Development Projects
ISYS6008 -  IT Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Year 2, Session 2

PROG6002 -  Programming Internet of Things
PROG6003 -  Programming Mobile and Cloud Systems
Choose a unit from the offered elective units OR a unit from the other specialisations:

Year 2, Session 3

PROJ5001 -  Project Management
Choose a unit from the offered elective units OR a unit from the other specialisations:

Year 3, Session 1

BUSN6004 -  Managing Information Systems
BUSN7003 -  Industry Research Project Note 1

Accelerated program with advanced standings

Year 1, Session 2

ISYS6001 -  Pervasive and Immersive User Experience
PROG6001 -  Managing Software Development Projects
ISYS6008 -  IT Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Year 1, Session 3

PROJ5001 -  Project Management
MGMT5002 -  Organisational Behaviour

Year 2, Session 1

PROG6003 -  Programming Mobile and Cloud Systems
PROG6002 -  Programming Internet of Things
Choose a unit from the offered elective units OR a unit from the other specialisations:

Year 2, Session 2

BUSN7003 -  Industry Research Project

Year 2, Session 3

BUSN6004 -  Managing Information Systems
Choose a unit from the offered elective units OR a unit from the other specialisations:

TitleNote

Full program

Year 1, Session 2

ISYS5003 -  Principles of User Experience Design
PROG5001 -  Fundamentals of Programming
ISYS5005 -  Designing Information Systems

Year 1, Session 3

COMP5001 -  Computer Networks
ISYS6001 -  Pervasive and Immersive User Experience

Year 2, Session 1

MGMT5002 -  Organisational Behaviour
PROG6001 -  Managing Software Development Projects
COMP6003 -  Contemporary Multimedia Resources

Year 2, Session 2

ISYS6008 -  IT Entrepreneurship and Innovation
ISYS6003 -  Developing Immersive Interaction
Choose a unit from the offered elective units OR a unit from the other specialisations:

Year 2, Session 3

PROJ5001 -  Project Management
Choose a unit from the offered elective units OR a unit from the other specialisations:

Year 3, Session 1

BUSN6004 -  Managing Information Systems
BUSN7003 -  Industry Research Project Note 1

Accelerated program with advanced standings

Year 1, Session 2

ISYS6001 -  Pervasive and Immersive User Experience
PROG6001 -  Managing Software Development Projects
ISYS6008 -  IT Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Year 1, Session 3

PROJ5001 -  Project Management
MGMT5002 -  Organisational Behaviour

Year 2, Session 1

COMP6003 -  Contemporary Multimedia Resources
ISYS6003 -  Developing Immersive Interaction
Choose a unit from the offered elective units OR a unit from the other specialisations:

Year 2, Session 2

BUSN7003 -  Industry Research Project

Year 2, Session 3

BUSN6004 -  Managing Information Systems
Choose a unit from the offered elective units OR a unit from the other specialisations:

TitleNote

Full program

Year 1, Session 3

COMP5001 -  Computer Networks
ISYS5005 -  Designing Information Systems
PROG5001 -  Fundamentals of Programming

Year 2, Session 1

PROJ5001 -  Project Management
DATA6002 -  Data Management Systems
COMP6001 -  Computational Intelligence and Machine Learning

Year 2, Session 2

ISYS5003 -  Principles of User Experience Design
ISYS6006 -  Internet Engineering

Year 2, Session 3

MGMT5002 -  Organisational Behaviour
BUSN6004 -  Managing Information Systems
Choose a unit from the offered elective units OR a unit from the other specialisations:

Year 3, Session 1

ISYS6002 -  Advanced Cybersecurity
ISYS6004 -  Computer Forensics
Choose a unit from the offered elective units OR a unit from the other specialisations:

Year 3, Session 2

BUSN7003 -  Industry Research Project Note 1

Accelerated program with advanced standings

Year 1, Session 3

PROJ5001 -  Project Management
MGMT5002 -  Organisational Behaviour

Year 2, Session 1

DATA6002 -  Data Management Systems
COMP6001 -  Computational Intelligence and Machine Learning
ISYS6006 -  Internet Engineering

Year 2, Session 2

ISYS6002 -  Advanced Cybersecurity
ISYS6004 -  Computer Forensics
Choose a unit from the offered elective units OR a unit from the other specialisations:

Year 2, Session 3

BUSN6004 -  Managing Information Systems
Choose a unit from the offered elective units OR a unit from the other specialisations:

Year 3, Session 1

BUSN7003 -  Industry Research Project

TitleNote

Full program

Year 1, Session 3

COMP5001 -  Computer Networks
ISYS5005 -  Designing Information Systems
PROG5001 -  Fundamentals of Programming

Year 2, Session 1

PROJ5001 -  Project Management
DATA6002 -  Data Management Systems
COMP6001 -  Computational Intelligence and Machine Learning

Year 2, Session 2

ISYS5003 -  Principles of User Experience Design
ISYS6006 -  Internet Engineering

Year 2, Session 3

MGMT5002 -  Organisational Behaviour
BUSN6004 -  Managing Information Systems
Choose a unit from the offered elective units OR a unit from the other specialisations:

Year 3, Session 1

COMP6004 -  Big Data Analysis and Tools
COMP6006 -  Expert and Intelligent Systems and Applications
Choose a unit from the offered elective units OR a unit from the other specialisations:

Year 3, Session 2

BUSN7003 -  Industry Research Project Note 1

Accelerated program with advanced standings

Year 1, Session 3

PROJ5001 -  Project Management
MGMT5002 -  Organisational Behaviour

Year 2, Session 1

DATA6002 -  Data Management Systems
COMP6001 -  Computational Intelligence and Machine Learning
ISYS6006 -  Internet Engineering

Year 2, Session 2

COMP6004 -  Big Data Analysis and Tools
COMP6006 -  Expert and Intelligent Systems and Applications
Choose a unit from the offered elective units OR a unit from the other specialisations:

Year 2, Session 3

BUSN6004 -  Managing Information Systems
Choose a unit from the offered elective units OR a unit from the other specialisations:

Year 3, Session 1

BUSN7003 -  Industry Research Project

TitleNote

Full program

Year 1, Session 3

ISYS5005 -  Designing Information Systems
ISYS5003 -  Principles of User Experience Design
PROG5001 -  Fundamentals of Programming

Year 2, Session 1

PROJ5001 -  Project Management
ISYS6001 -  Pervasive and Immersive User Experience
ISYS6008 -  IT Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Year 2, Session 2

PROG6001 -  Managing Software Development Projects
PROG6002 -  Programming Internet of Things

Year 2, Session 3

MGMT5002 -  Organisational Behaviour
PROG6003 -  Programming Mobile and Cloud Systems
Choose a unit from the offered elective units OR a unit from the other specialisations:

Year 3, Session 1

COMP5001 -  Computer Networks
BUSN6004 -  Managing Information Systems
Choose a unit from the offered elective units OR a unit from the other specialisations:

Year 3, Session 2

BUSN7003 -  Industry Research Project Note 1

Accelerated program with advanced standings

Year 1, Session 3

PROJ5001 -  Project Management
MGMT5002 -  Organisational Behaviour

Year 2, Session 1

ISYS6001 -  Pervasive and Immersive User Experience
PROG6001 -  Managing Software Development Projects
ISYS6008 -  IT Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Year 2, Session 2

PROG6003 -  Programming Mobile and Cloud Systems
PROG6002 -  Programming Internet of Things
Choose a unit from the offered elective units OR a unit from the other specialisations:

Year 2, Session 3

BUSN6004 -  Managing Information Systems
Choose a unit from the offered elective units OR a unit from the other specialisations:

Year 3, Session 1

BUSN7003 -  Industry Research Project

TitleNote

Full program

Year 1, Session 3

ISYS5005 -  Designing Information Systems
ISYS5003 -  Principles of User Experience Design
PROG5001 -  Fundamentals of Programming

Year 2, Session 1

PROJ5001 -  Project Management
ISYS6001 -  Pervasive and Immersive User Experience
ISYS6008 -  IT Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Year 2, Session 2

PROG6001 -  Managing Software Development Projects
COMP6003 -  Contemporary Multimedia Resources

Year 2, Session 3

MGMT5002 -  Organisational Behaviour
ISYS6003 -  Developing Immersive Interaction
Choose a unit from the offered elective units OR a unit from the other specialisations:

Year 3, Session 1

COMP5001 -  Computer Networks
BUSN6004 -  Managing Information Systems
Choose a unit from the offered elective units OR a unit from the other specialisations:

Year 3, Session 2

BUSN7003 -  Industry Research Project Note 1

Accelerated program with advanced standings

Year 1, Session 3

PROJ5001 -  Project Management
MGMT5002 -  Organisational Behaviour

Year 2, Session 1

ISYS6001 -  Pervasive and Immersive User Experience
PROG6001 -  Managing Software Development Projects
ISYS6008 -  IT Entrepreneurship and Innovation

Year 2, Session 2

COMP6003 -  Contemporary Multimedia Resources
ISYS6003 -  Developing Immersive Interaction
Choose a unit from the offered elective units OR a unit from the other specialisations:

Year 2, Session 3

BUSN6004 -  Managing Information Systems
Choose a unit from the offered elective units OR a unit from the other specialisations:

Year 3, Session 1

BUSN7003 -  Industry Research Project


Notes

Note 1: MNG93003 Industry Research Project is a double-weighted unit (24 credit points)

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